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  • Ebola: The Facts for Head Start Programs

    Published: November 3, 2014
    For parents and guardians of the more than one million children from birth to age five who receive comprehensive services each day through Head Start and Early Head Start programs, as well as for Head Start program staff members, the recent reports of patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States can be understandably concerning. Head Start and Early Head Start programs are encouraged to use this fact sheet to answer questions staff may have and support staff, children, and families.
  • How Do I Talk to My Child about Ebola?

    Published: November 3, 2014
    In order to reduce your child’s fears of Ebola, it is best to limit his or her exposure to TV reports on the disease. You may also need to monitor your child’s use of social media and the internet. Be cautious about discussing Ebola where children may overhear. If your children ask questions, make time to listen to their concerns and answer their questions.
  • Understanding Ebola: For Parents of Young Children

    Published: November 3, 2014
    With all the talk of Ebola in the news, it is natural for parents and guardians to be concerned. It is very unlikely that you or your children will be exposed to Ebola, but you may have questions. This fact sheet provides information that is helpful to you as a parent or caregiver and answers questions you may have about Ebola.
  • Understanding Ebola: Information for Child Care Providers

    Published: November 3, 2014
    For center-based and home-based child care providers, the recent reports of patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States can be understandably concerning.  CCDF grantees and partners are encouraged to use this fact sheet to answer questions staff may have and support staff, children, and families.
  • Understanding Ebola: Information for Head Start and Early Head Start Parents

    Published: November 3, 2014
    With all the talk of Ebola in the news, it is natural for parents and guardians to be concerned. It is very unlikely that you or your children will be exposed to Ebola, but you may have questions. This fact sheet provides information that is helpful to you as a parent or caregiver and answers questions you may have about Ebola.
  • New York Children's Issues Task Force Report

    Published: September 2, 2014
    This report details lessons learned by the New York Children's Issues Task Force, which was led by the NY State Office of Children and Family Services and the Administration for Children and Families Region 2 Office in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
  • HHS Disaster Human Services CONOPS

    Published: March 27, 2014
    The Disaster Human Services Concept of Operations (CONOPS) provides the conceptual framework for coordination and guidance of HHS federal-level human services for preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and public health emergencies.
  • Post-Disaster Reunification of Children: A Nationwide Approach

    Published: November 1, 2013
    Whole community collaboration & emergency planning to reunify children separated from parents or legal guardians in the event of large disasters. Working together to assist local, state, tribal, territorial, and insular area governments and those responsible for the temporary care of children.
  • Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters

    Published: September 4, 2013
    This document introduces the Children and Youth Task Force model in response to disasters and public health emergencies. It provides recommendations to states, Tribes, territories, and local communities interested in launching their own task forces, and outlines how Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provides support.
  • Infographic: How high is your family's risk in a disaster?

    Published: September 4, 2013
    Since 2002, an average of 151 federally recognized disasters and emergencies strike the U.S. each year. How high is your family's risk in a disaster?

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